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CarComplaints.com Notes: The Toyota Echo has better fuel economy & far less problems than its competitors.

Typical fuel economy reported by owners starts at 35 MPG, with 40-50 MPG easily possible with some thoughtful driving. With not even a hint of any major problems, the Toyota Echo is a fantastically reliable car with fuel economy that puts some "eco-friendly" hybrids 10 years newer to shame.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
145,000 miles

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2004 Toyota Echo seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Toyota Echo Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 202010

Echo

  • 145,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Echo. While stopped in traffic, another vehicle traveling 40 mph rear ended the contact's vehicle. The crash caused the contact to crash into another vehicle in front. The seat belt did not secure the contact so her face hit the rearview mirror which knocked it off. The contact sustained bruises and several injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was approximately 145,000.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

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